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UCI's Electra Revives Greek Tragedy Through a Romanian Lens

Monday, March 9, 2015

Electra is one of the oldest existing plays in Western literature. Some version of it is attributed to each of ancient Greeks' towering tragedians: Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus. Through the centuries, the mythological revenge tale has inspired...

Interview with Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor of the UCI Symphony

Monday, March 9, 2015

Had a great second half of today's show chatting with Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor of the UCI Symphony, and an Associate Professor in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Music Department! If you missed today's show, listen to our conversation on the...

FNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New Musicals

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Festival of New American Musicals and the University of California, Irvine a nnounce the launch of a nationwide search for new, short musicals created by writers between the ages of 14 - 23. The Festival produced a pilot of ShowSearch in 2013 in...

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

Thursday, March 5, 2015

UCI's Special Collections and Archives 1960s photographic books by Ed Ruscha, "Twentysix Gasoline Stations" and "Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles", are featured in the new university collaboration exhibition at John Wayne Airport.

Black urban music is the focus of UC Irvine conference

Friday, February 27, 2015

When Nicole Mitchell, professor of music at UC Irvine, looked around her on campus and in Orange County, she didn’t see much in the way of celebration of Black History Month. That’s part of what led her to create the upcoming Black Urban Music...

Musicians Kei Akagi Trio bring jazz to LMU

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kei Akagi is a well-respected jazz pianist who has performed all over the world and toured with the legendary Miles Davis during the late 1980s and ‘90s. Akagi will be playing at LMU this Friday at the Murphy Recital Hall at 8 p.m. with the Kei Akagi...

The Tenacious Tokyo Jazz Trio

Monday, February 23, 2015

Jazz, the quintessential American art form, takes many shapes. Among the various styles are traditional and modern. UCI chancellor’s professor Kei Akagi performed the latter with his Tokyo Trio at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts on Friday night...

Eugene Loring, Mr. American Ballet

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The hard truth about death is that it inevitably brings obscurity, even to a legend. Artists are lucky—paintings, novels, poems, and music all secure some posthumous recognition. ¶ When the medium is dance, though, the equation is trickier. Even with...

Molly Lynch, Tong Wang, and Shaun Boyle - Radio Interview "Get the Funk Out"

Monday, February 9, 2015

On the first half of this Monday's show at 9:00am, Molly Lynch joined me to discuss Dance Visions 2015 and "Billy the Kid."

Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director

Friday, February 6, 2015

When Kei Akagi played piano in Miles Davis' band, the iconic trumpeter once gave him a simple and eloquent guideline: "I don't care what you do as long as you mean it." For Akagi, who now directs the jazz studies program at UC Irvine, that supple...